Newsletter 15th November 2020

Dear All,

Church will be open for private Prayer and Adoration as indicated above, on Wednesday mornings until the COVID-19 regulations change … perhaps you would like to spend a little time with the Lord … 

Today, if you are following the Mass on-line … here’s how you can prepare … read …

FIRST READING : Prov 31 : A perfect wife : blessed the man who finds her?

SECOND READING : 1 Thess 5 : Let not the day of the Lord overtake you like a thief.

GOSPEL : Mt 25 : Enter into the joy of your Lord.

St Francis of Assisi has left us the following which may be of assistance:

We are now in the presence of the infinite majesty of God, who was once pleased, for love of us, to come down from heaven and become Man on earth, and to die on a cross to save us; and is now in the Blessed Sacrament, to listen to our prayers and grant us the graces we ask of him.

I adore you, O Jesus, true God and true Man, here present in the Holy Eucharist, humbly kneeling before you and united in spirit with all the faithful on earth and all the blessed in heaven. In deepest gratitude for so great a blessing, I love you, my Jesus, with my whole heart, for you are all perfect and all worthy of love.

Give me grace nevermore in any way to offend you, and grant that, being refreshed by your Eucharistic presence here on earth, I may be found worthy to come to the enjoyment with Mary of your eternal and ever-blessed presence in heaven. Amen.I believe that you, O Jesus, are in the Most Blessed Sacrament! I love you and desire you! Come into my heart. I embrace you. O never leave me! May the burning and most sweet power of your love, O Lord Jesus Christ, absorb my mind, that I may die through love of your love, who was pleased to die through love of my love. Amen.

This Sunday, as we approach the end of the liturgical year, we pray:

Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God, the constant gladness of being devoted to you, for it is full and lasting happiness to serve with constancy the author of all that is good.

Your prayers are asked for all those in hospital, sheltered/assisted housing, the hospice and those in our nursing homes.  Pray too for their families who are unable to visit them at the time.  Remember also Fr Michael Horrax and Fr Terry Fellows, both retired priests, who have died recently and Patrick Gallagher and Debs Richardson whose funerals take place this week.

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